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OMG promotes Teeling and Butterly to board

  Omnicom Media Group (OMG) has appointed PHD’s deputy managing director Gemma Teeling and OMD’s director of strategy Claire Butterly (above) as group board directors. In a statement made by OMG’s CEO Dave Harland, he said both executives had made “significant contributions” to OMG’s success and had established themselves as thought leaders. “Their addition will […]

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News Ireland signs up as Adfx title sponsor

The Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI) has signed up News Ireland and the Wireless radio group as the headline sponsor for the 2018 IAPI Adfx awards. News Ireland publishes the Sunday Times, The Times Ireland Edition and The Irish Sun. The group replaces TV3 as title sponsor of Ireland’s premier showcase for saluting the […]

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McPartlin set to part company with MediaCom

Peter McPartlin is to step down as CEO of MediaCom Ireland after joining the GroupM agency two years ago. A highly respected and popular figure in adland, he has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, having worked at Dentsu Aegis agency Carat, Irish International and OMD Ireland. He consulted for Independent News & Media, UTV […]

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Stevenson receives first Catherine Donnelly gong

Ahead of the awards handed out at this year’s Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) awards, Mal Stevenson has been honoured with the first lifetime achievement award named after acclaimed copywriter Catherine Donnelly. Both Donnelly and Stevenson worked together on a host of campaigns during their careers at McConnells and Irish International. ICAD is […]

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BBDO adds VW account after three-way contest

BBDO Dublin has been appointed as agency of record for Volkswagen Ireland following a review  involving Rothco and the incumbent, Owens DDB. Commenting on the move, VW Ireland head of marketing Mark McGrath said that throughout the pitch process BBDO impressed them with their “strategic thinking and creative capabilities”. McGrath said that VW is preparing itself […]

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Interest in DIT students Lynx pitch heats up

The annual opportunity for aspiring ad executives and creatives to sell themselves  and kick-start a career selling for others beckons. Preparations for the DIT AdGrad 2018 are being finalised with a new twist on the format for the presentation to the ad industry in two weeks’ time. This year’s masters in advertising class will present on […]

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Škoda spends €120k on DAA Irish legends ads

Škoda Ireland is investing €120,000 in a new Dublin Airport advertising campaign to promote its ‘Made for Ireland’ brand proposition, which includes a six panel takeover at the sky bridge in Terminal 1. For the past 18 months, Škoda has used the campaign to show car buyers that despite not being built in Ireland, the brand […]

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Nils Leonard headlines Sharks speakers

With entries now open for this year’s Sharks in Kinsale, this year’s festival will be headlined by Uncommon founder Nils Leonard (above) and agency veteran Neil Dawson, with more announcements to come. Entries for the ad awards, short film and music video can be entered up until this year’s deadline of September 7, festival director […]

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Stoney to replace Banotti as IAPI chief executive

Alternatives group managing director Charley Stoney has been appointed as chief executive of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners (IAPI) in place of Tania Banotti, who left the agency representative body recently to head up Creative Ireland. Stoney has wide experience in marketing services, having held senior agency roles in field marketing, promotions and DM. Before […]

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Fyffes go bananas with ‘Peel Different’

Fyffes, which was recently acquired by Japan’s Sumitomo in a €750 million deal, has launched a new out of home (OOH), online and TV campaign developed by Simon Betson’s Insight Marketing and Mindshare, working to the fruit importer’s marketing manager, Emma Hunt-Duffy. The tagline ‘Peel Different About Bananas’ is a follow-on to ‘Fyffe Times Better’. Hunt-Duffy […]

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Senior takes chair at refreshed Boys+Girls

A co-founder of the Fallon agency in London famous for creating the Cadbury’s Gorilla and Sony ‘Balls’ ad campaigns has joined Boys+Girls as non-executive chairman. Robert Senior’s appointment coincides with the agency undergoing a “refresh”, the first in its eight and half year history when it launched with a much talked about Lego table in […]

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JWT Folk take blunt line with bowel cancer ads

In recent days, media personalities brandishing toilet rolls in parts of Dublin have been urging people to ‘Give a Sh*t’.  It is the culmination of a two-month-long ad campaign by the Marie Keating Foundation to raise awareness about bowel cancer. The campaign, created by JWT Folk, urges people aged 60 to 69 to “Give a […]

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AIB duo named as IAPI’s young marketers

Chloe Barton and Ciara Brennan from AIB are the winners of the young marketers’ category in IAPI’s Cannes Young Lions competition sponsored by Core. Barton and Brennan will represent Ireland in the worldwide contest at this year’s Cannes Lions festival in the south of France in June. They will compete against marketing talent from over […]

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